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  • Room for 12 people
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Cruising the canals in Amsterdam

Rent a boat at Eco Boats and discover the Amsterdam canals in a unique way. You can drive the boat by yourself without a license. You’ll get a private boat which can fit up to 12 people. Our boats are electric, eco friendly and don’t pollute the canals. Also, you won’t have to deal with a roaring engine or dirty exhaust fumes while cruising the canals.

This is why you should choose for Eco boats Amsterdam

  • You don’t need a license
  • You are the captain
  • Get a private boat
  • Room for 12 people
  • Green energy
  • Silent boats
  • Low hourly rates
  • Amsterdam city centre
  • Built-in safety system
  • There are storage compartments for your belongings on the boat
  • Free life jackets for children available
  • Incl. comfortable cushions, blankets and a map of Amsterdam

Amsterdam city centre

Would you like to rent a boat in the centre of Amsterdam? Hire a boat at Eco Boats! Our boat rental is located at Zandhoek 22, 1013KT Amsterdam and is easily accessible by public transport, bicycle and is in walking distance of Amsterdam Central Station. There is a parking garage around the corner, just a few minutes walk from our boat rental. From our location you can go directly onto the most popular canals of Amsterdam and enjoy all the beauty the city has to offer. You are within a few minutes on the Prinsengracht, Herengracht or Keizersgracht.

Plastic fishing

We at Eco Boats think it is very important to keep the canals clean. Therefore, it is possible to fish plastic from the canals while boating. We make sure everything is on board to make this possible. If you would like to do this, please let us know when you make your reservation and we will make sure everything is ready for you. View more information about plastic fishing.

Ontdek de Eco Boat

De nieuwste en meest schone sloepen van Amsterdam, dé manier om Amsterdam te ontdekken met vrienden en familie.


  • Zelf varen zonder vaarbewijs
  • Ruimte voor 12 personen
  • Mileuvriendelijk
  • Fluisterstil
  • Elektrisch
  • Ruim
  • Robuust stuur
  • Veel opbergruimte

Dit krijg je mee

  • Comfortabele kussens
  • Zwemvesten voor kinderen
  • Dekens om je warm te houden
  • Vaarkaart van de grachten
  • Instrumenten voor plastic vissen (op aanvraag)
Ontdek de Eco Boat

Amsterdam Canal Rules

Before cruising the canals, please read the following Amsterdam boating regulations so that you are well prepared.

How old do you have to be to cruise the canals of Amsterdam?

You have to be at least 18 years old to drive our boats.

What is the speed limit on the canals of Amsterdam?

The maximum speed limit on the Amsterdam canals is 6 km/h (3,7 mph). Our boats adhere to this limit.

Check all the rules
  • Forbidden to moor Forbidden to moor
  • Forbidden to dock Forbidden to dock
  • Pay attention Pay attention
  • Forbidden to pass simultaneously Forbidden to pass simultaneously
  • Forbidden to enter Forbidden to enter
Amsterdam canal cruises with Eco Boats

Amsterdam canal cruises with Eco Boats

Room for 12 people
Rent a private boat
Incl. blankets, cushions and a map of the canals
No license needed
Steer by means of a steering wheel
Rent an electric boat
Free life jackets for children
You're the captain

Amsterdam boat rental location

Eco Boats is located at Zandhoek 22, 1013 KT Amsterdam. Our Amsterdam boat rental is located in the Westerdok, less than 15 minutes walk from Amsterdam Central Station or 5 minutes by bus 48, stop Barendszplein. There is also plenty of parking space nearby if you come by car or bike. There are several car parks within walking distance where you can park.

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Amsterdam Canal Routes

Canal route Amsterdam: 2 hours

In 2 hours time you will cruise along the most famous canals of Amsterdam and pass 7 hotspots.

Canal route Amsterdam: 3 hours

In 3 hours time you will cruise along the most famous canals of Amsterdam and pass 12 hotspots.

Which Amsterdam canal route do you choose?

  • The best Amsterdam canal routes
  • You will pass several hotspots in Amsterdam
  • Cruise the most famous canals of Amsterdam
  • Make your own route through Amsterdam
  • You'll have enough time to take the route
  • Combine it with fun activities in Amsterdam
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Rent a boat in Amsterdam with Eco Boats Amsterdam

Do you have a question?

Read the frequently asked questions about boating in Amsterdam. Read the FAQ

Yes, we organize the best outings for companies and family outings, please contact us by mail, for a scavenger hunt, catering request, plastic fishing or something else.

We'd prefer it if that won't happen. Should it happen anyway, we'll deduct it from your deposit. It wil cost  €20, - per every 15 min. Please call us if you think you're going to be late.

Yes. You pay a deposit of €150,- cash or by credit card. The deposit will be settled afterwards in case of damage or misbehaviour. Check our boat rental rates.

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Open 7 days a week from 10:00 to 21:00

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Contact details

Eco Boats Amsterdam
Boat Rental Amsterdam
Zandhoek 22
1013KT Amsterdam

KVK: 34241039

+31 (0) 6 216 171 11